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Excitement Worth Sharing at Seneca Casinos
rom the thrill of thousands of the latest slot machines and hundreds of action-packed table games, to the delicious tastes inside a wide variety of restaurants, to the luxury of award-winning hotels, and the energy of worldclass entertainment — a trip to any Seneca Casino is truly Excitement Worth Sharing. All three Seneca Casinos are located in Western New York. Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel is ideally situated just blocks from Niagara Falls, one of the Natural Wonders of the World. Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel is nestled in the picturesque foothills of the Allegany Mountains in Salamanca, near the Pennsylvania border and right at Exit 20 of Interstate 86. And both resorts are within an hour of Buffalo — the second-largest city in New York State and home to Seneca Buffalo Casino & Creek Casino. Seneca Allegany
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Seneca Niagara and Seneca Allegany each have AAA Four Diamond Award-winning hotels with a variety of deluxe guest rooms and corner suites to provide you an unforgettable stay. Each room features upscale amenities such as a pillow-top bed, oversized shower, and flat-screen TV. Don’t miss world-class entertainment at either of two 2,400seat Events Centers or the intimate 440-seat theater-style Bear’s Den Showroom in Niagara Falls. Recent performances have included Earth Wind & Fire, Stevie Nicks, Tony Bennett, and Aretha Franklin. Seneca Casinos also offers a culinary jackpot, including the brand-new Thunder Falls Buffet at Niagara, the renowned Patria Italian restaurant at Allegany, the award-winning Western Door Steakhouse at both resort properties, and more than a dozen additional options throughout the properties — such
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as 24-hour dining, Asian cuisine, and the Blues Burger Bar. And there’s plenty more to enjoy at Seneca Casinos, such as two luxurious spas, fitness centers, The pool at Sen indoor pools, and Allegany Casino &eca nearly a dozen Hotel retail shops. Keep the properties in mind for banquets, trade shows, conventions, weddings, and more — as they offer the ultimate destination getaway. Whatever you decide to do when visiting Seneca Casinos, it’s always Excitement Worth Sharing! Call 1-877-8-SENECA (1-877-873-6322) to make hotel, spa, or dining reservations, and be sure to ask about our room package deals to make your stay extra special. Visit us online at www.SenecaCasinos.com.
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allingwater is one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most widely acclaimed works. Designed for the family of Pittsburgh department-store owner Edgar J. Kaufmann, construction of the house began in 1936.
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The key to the setting of the house is the waterfall over which it is built. Historically, the falls were a focal point of the Kaufmanns’ activities, and the family indicated to Wright their desire to locate their weekend house near them. Much to their
surprise, Wright designed the house to rise above the waterfall, rather than face it. The Kaufmanns adopted Wright’s original scheme with few changes. Perhaps better than any single work, Fallingwater exemplifies Wright’s concept of organic architecture: the harmonious union of art and nature. Completed with a guest and service wing in 1939, Fallingwater was constructed of sandstone quarried on the property and was built by local craftsmen. The stone serves to separate reinforced concrete “trays,” dramatically cantilevered over the stream. Fallingwater was the weekend home of the Kaufmann family from 1937 until 1963, when the house, its contents and grounds were entrusted to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy by Edgar Kaufmann, Jr. Fallingwater is the only major Wright work to come into the public domain with its setting, original furnishings and artwork intact. Today, Fallingwater is open to the public, offering tours daily (except Wednesday) from mid-March through November. The guided house tour features all of the major rooms of the house and lasts approximately one hour. Visitors are welcome to walk the exterior grounds after the tour, enjoying the iconic view of the house dramatically cantilevered over the waterfall. Tickets for the tour are available online at www.fallingwater.org or over the phone by calling Visitor Services at 724-329-8501. page 10 >>
PACKING FOR YOUR TRIP: AFTER YOUR VACATION OR WEEKEND GETAWAY IS PLANNED, THERE IS ALWAYS PACKING TO DO. DON’T LET PACKING FOR YOUR TRIP BECOME A STRESSFUL EXPERIENCE. WITH THESE HELPFUL TIPS, YOU CAN BE STRESS-FREE AND PACKED IN NO TIME.
Start off by creating a packing checklist. Having a checklist will cut back on the time you waste thinking of what you need, or worrying that you may have missed something important. If you have a checklist to follow, you are able to scratch items off as you pack. This will help with organization and feeling confident with everything that is packed.
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Pack your personal items. This is usually the easiest thing to do. Grab what you absolutely need to have on a daily basis. Don’t go overboard. Pack only the essentials. Usually, anything you forget in this category can be purchased on your trip.
Packing your clothes, shoes and accessories is the most time-consuming. First, check the weather at your destination so you are prepared for your trip. Set aside everything you plan on taking. Mixing and matching tops and pants will save space. After all of your clothes and shoes are set aside, go through you items again and cut at least 5 things you do not need.
Next, pack any reading material or gadgets you plan on taking. Remember, this is your vacation so you don’t need to bring every gadget you own. Instead plan on relaxing or taking fun, exciting excursions that will keep you busy.
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PLUNGE INTO AN OUTDOOR ADVENTURE OF HIKING, BIKING AND MORE! Mercer County is located at the crossroads of I-79 and I-80 just 1 hour north of Pittsburgh.
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Shop til you drop. Eatat great restaurants. Stayat award-winning inns. New for 2013 — WATERFIRE SHARON Saturday, August 3 ~ Saturday, September 14 ~ Saturday, October 12 Lighting occurs at dusk and continues until Midnight A day-long event of music, food and unique arts programming culminating with the lighting of over fifty sparkling bonfires on the Shenango River, accompanied by enchanting music and diverse performers from around the globe. *dates subject to change – visit WaterFireSharonPA.org for specific event information.
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Have an Adventure on the Hiking, Biking, and Water Trails in Mercer County, PA
ercer County is an ideal playground for diverse outdoor activities. On land or water, visitors will delight in the beauty of the region’s hiking, biking and water trails. Take your camera and have a great time in the wonderful outdoors. There is something special about outdoor activities that develops closer connections, makes getting healthy fun and leads to an adventure you will long remember. We have identified key hiking, biking and water trails that you will love. Take a friend or your family, and hike or bike the 12-mile scenic multi-use paved trail that loops around Lake Wilhelm at Maurice K. Goddard State Park. There is a lot Maurice K. Godda of nature to view 12-mile hiking an rd State Park from this trail, so d biking trail don’t be surprised to see Bald Eagles, Osprey or Trumpeter Swans. Other animals that inhabit the lake are Beavers and River Otters. Have you ever explored a trail on buggy? Well you can do just that at Hells Hollow Wildlife Adventure Trail in Mercer (724-662-1999). Rent a trail buggy, or hike and explore miles of historical, environmental and wildlife trails. See beaver dams, deer and wild turkey, or try bird watching. Explore waterfalls, and one of Mercer County’s first iron ore furnaces. See Hell’s Hollow Farm with an old stone house built in 1824 and wander through acres of Historic Indian hunting grounds. There are numerous smaller trails for your enjoyment including: Trout Island Trail in Sharpsville; and self-guided nature trails managed by Shenango River Lake. Scouts, organized groups, families and friends can enjoy paddling down the newly opened channel on Shenango River. Enjoy an 8-mile water trail from Pymatuning Reservoir to Riverside Park in Greenville. Carried Away Recreation (724-343-1313) has a fleet of kayaks and canoes for rent to enjoy local waterways and lakes. New this year, they also offer bicycle rentals. For high-power boating, launch your vessel at the Shenango River Lake for an excitement-filled day of water skiing and tubing. Areas are also designated for 10-horsepower motors and minimum-wake operations. 10 CITY PAPER TRAVEL GUIDE 2013 ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT
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aterFire, a World-Class multi-sensory arts event, can be experienced in Providence, Singapore, Rome, Paris, Brussels, Houston, Kansas City, Columbus and now … SHARON, PA! Imagine... Over 50 sparkling bonfires, the fragrant scent of aromatic cedar and pine wood in the air, flickering firelight off the bridges and silhouettes of firetenders passing by the flames as you stroll along the river and city streets, enjoy enchanting music, ethnic food tastings and performers from around the globe.
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TRAVELING BY CAR: TRAVELING BY CAR CAN HAVE ITS UPS AND DOWNS, BUT IF YOU STICK WITH THESE TIPS, YOU’LL HAVE QUITE THE ADVENTURE.
Before starting any road trip, get your tires and fluids checked. Having your car road-trip worthy is the most important step and should not be taken lightly.
Get an early start on your trip. Five a.m. may seem crazy, but once you get driving, you’ll perk up and be more alert.
If you are traveling with someone else, take turns driving. It will help ease the pressure of a long-distance trip. Nowadays, most of us have smartphones for driving directions, but plan to keep a GPS or map
in the car for backup. Last, but definitely not least, travel with someone
that you don’t mind being stuck in a car with for a long period of time.
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pairs of shoes including hardto-find sizes for men, women and children; The Winner features the latest designer fashions and accessories at discounted prices; and the original Quaker Steak & Lube®, America’s #1 motorsportsthemed restaurant, was voted “Best Wings USA.”
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After a day of WaterFire events and shopping, indulge yourself at one of two world-class inns: Tara – A Country Inn, inspired by Gone With the Wind, and Buhl Mansion Guesthouse & Spa, a 1890s castle with world-class spa. Both inns have lavish guestrooms with fireplaces and Jacuzzis that provide the ultimate in luxury and pampering for romantic couples or girlfriend getaways. Family-friendly hotels are located within minutes of downtown Sharon. Visit www.SharonPA.com. Lighting occurs shortly after sunset and the event continues until just past midnight.
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Chillicothe - Ross County, Ohio are Where To Be! The Chillicothe-Ross Community is a vibrant area growing each and every year and offering new experiences to our community and visitors alike. So discover what you have been missing!
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TECUMSEH! Outdoor Drama
Over 2 million visitors have witnessed this epic story of the legendary Shawnee leader and his struggle to preserve his tribal homelands. The drama is nationally known and has achieved the following designations: ABA Top 100 – event selection in North America, and Travelocity top-10 pick in North America. Take a backstage tour, visit the prehistoric mini museum, dine in the open air Tecumseh Restaurant Terrace, and visit the Mountain Gallery Gift Shop before experiencing Alan W. Eckert’s TECUMSEH! Reservations required for group rates.
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The 300-acre estate of Thomas Worthington, sixth governor of Ohio, features an elegant Georgian-styled home, formal gardens, washhouse, smokehouse, springhouse, barn and tenant house. The scenic overlook provides view of the hills which served as the inspiration for the Great Seal of the State of Ohio. Admission.
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104. This 120-acre tract along the Scioto River is a restoration of one of the finest works of the Hopewell Culture. A visitor center contains exhibits and public facilities. Marked trails and trailside exhibits aid visitors. Open daily throughout the year during daylight hours. For more information, go to: www.visitchillicotheohio.com
Shuttle & Lodging Packages Make PA’s Hershey Harrisburg Region Perfect HQ for Historic Gettysburg 150 Summer Event
arrisburg, PA – Since the 2,500 hotel rooms in Adams County sold out for this summer’s historic Gettysburg Civil War 150 event June 28-July 7, 2013, the demand for lodging has shifted to the nearby Hershey Harrisburg Region
(HHR) with more than 8,000 hotel rooms, according local tourism officials. Anticipating the demand for convenient and cost-effective alternatives to staying in Gettysburg over the 10 day event, the Hershey Harrisburg Regional g ur yb ts et G c ri to His Visitors Bureau (HHRVB) enlisted Premiere #1 Limousine to develop a temporary daily shuttle service from The National Civil War Museum (NCWM) in Harrisburg to the National Park Service Museum and Visitors Center in Gettysburg. “The shuttle and Civil War lodging packages make our region an ideal headquarters for experiencing the Civil War 150 commemoration this summer in Gettysburg,” said Mary Smith, president of HHRVB. “We offer affordable rooms in a familyfriendly environment just outside of the anticipated epicenter of the crowds and chaos.” Event planners predict 250,000 Civil War enthusiasts, families, and history buffs will invade Gettysburg during this special event. Tickets for the limited shuttle service and area attractions
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can now be purchased in advance from Premiere #1 Limousine through a Civil War 150 link at www. VisitHersheyHarrisburg.org or on location each day of the shuttle without reservations. The shuttle will also be available to the public for $33.50 per person with complimentary parking at the NCWM. Service will depart Harrisburg at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and leave Gettysburg at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. each day with approximately one hour of travel time pending daily traffic conditions.
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For the latest on the shuttle service and regional Civil War 150 events, tune into www.twitter.com/Gburg150 and www.facebook.com/ Gburg150. Each shuttle ticket purchased will include a free ticket ($10 value) valid throughout the summer to the NCWM, the largest Civil War museum addressing the war from both the Northern and Southern perspective from a military and civilian perspective, with more than 24,000 artifacts including General Robert E. Lee’s personal Bible. Stay connected with Pennsylvania’s Hershey Harrisburg Region at www.VisitHersheyHarrisburg.org; www.facebook.com/ HersheyHarrisburg; and www.Twitter.com/hhrvb.
here’s a special energy surging through Washington County, Pennsylvania, so take our energy and run with it.
Both The Meadows Racetrack and the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum have energetically thrilled visitors to Southwest Pennsylvania for 50 years. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino annually welcomes over 4 million harness-racing, live entertainment and gaming fans to tap into their 3,300 slots, 100 table games, live performances, and delicious dining. Likewise, since 1963, the PA Trolley Museum welcomes multigenerational travelers to take a ride into the past on their 4-mile trolley track and tour the trolleyrestoration area and car barn housing over 40 antique and restored trolleys. The only trolley museum in the world using solar energy to power its cars, the Trolley Museum puts the power into every visitor’s experience. page 16 >>
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Our Washington Wild Things professional baseball team has energy to burn, bringing affordable family fun and the Frontier League All-Star Game to CONSOL Energy Park this July. Feel the energy at fascinating heritage sites such as The David Bradford House, LeMoyne House, Duncan & Miller Glass Museum, Meadowcroft Rockshelter & Historic Village, and the McDonald Trail Station. Burn off some of your energy on the Montour and Panhandle Trails, connecting directly to the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) all the way to Washington D.C., or burn up the links at a local golf course.
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Save some energy for shopping throughout Golfing in Washing Washington ton County County, at malls (Washington Mall and Washington Crown Center), specialty stores (The Spring House, Trax Farms, Sarris Candies), Tanger Outlets, The Shoppes at Quail Acres, The Shoppes at Scenery Hill, and farmers markets. And recharge your energy with performances at First Niagara Pavilion, the Washington Symphony Orchestra, Little Lake Theater and California University of Pennsylvania’s Convocation Center.
And you’ll need plenty of energy for our events and festivals. We celebrate everything unique to Washington County, from the National Road and pumpkins to covered bridges and Oktoberfest, Whiskey Rebellion to the county fair, antique cars to the Monongahela River. Download our free app, call 1-866-927-4969, or go to www.VisitWashingtonCountyPA.com to get your FREE 2013 Official Washington County Destination Guide.
Relax, Refresh, Unwind ... in Lake Erie Wine Country
xperience Lake Erie Wine Country located on the southern shore of beautiful Lake Erie in both Pennsylvania and New York. Here you’ll step back in time as you explore the wineries, villages and beaches that are nestled among green rolling hills in the midst of 30,000 contiguous acres of luscious, fragrant grape vineyards. Lake Erie Wine Country begins in Harborcreek, Pennsylvania, just east of Erie, and continues eastward for almost page 18 >>
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24 boutique wineries between Harborcreek, PA & Silver Creek, NY on the shore of Lake Erie
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Escape to Historic North East, PA
istoric North East, Pennsylvania is just 2½ hours from Pittsburgh on the shores of Lake Erie. In the heart of America’s Grape Country, North East boasts 9 wineries, rolling green hills, thousands of acres of concord grapes, gorgeous lake vistas, and the most beautiful sunsets on earth.
HEALTHY EATING ON CAR TRIPS: WITH A LITTLE BIT OF EFFORT AND WILLPOWER, YOU CAN STAY ON TRACK WITH YOUR HEALTHY DIET, EVEN IF YOU’RE DRIVING CROSS-COUNTRY!
Let’s start with the most important meal of the day — breakfast. Whether you are in a hotel or a gas-station aisle, choose foods with low sugar, high fiber and protein. Foods such as hard-boiled eggs, fruit, bran muffins, omelets and oatmeal are perfect starts to the day. If you are driving, skip the energy drinks as excess sugar can lead to drowsiness.
Another great way to stay healthy during your trips is to prepare snacks ahead of time. String cheese, whole-grain crackers, peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches, almonds and fresh vegetables are all great ways to keep you full while keeping fast-food cravings down. As long as you follow these tips and drink lots of water, you’ll be on the road towards a healthier trip. 18 CITY PAPER TRAVEL GUIDE 2013 ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT
North East offers unique gift and antique shops, art galleries, the new Welch’s Museum, Lake Shore Railway Museum, Lake Erie Speedway and many family-owned restaurants. From June 13-August 15, Picnic-In-The-Park takes place each Thursday in beautiful Gibson Park featuring free family entertainment, crafts, and a Farmer’s Market. The Let It Be Heard! series of free outdoor concerts follow Thursdays at 6 p.m. in neighboring Heard Park with the best in regional entertainment. And don’t miss North East’s 32 Annual Wine Country Harvest Festival, September 27-29. Call the North East Chamber at 814-725-4262 or visit www.nechamber.org for a complete schedule of activities.
Butler County, PA Offers Tons of Family Fun, Just North Of Pittsburgh
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he summer calendar is hot off the press and includes tons of festivals, free concerts, outdoor activities and plenty more. Two of the “don’t miss” events coming up this year will be held at Cooper’s Lake Campground, just off of I-79, including the 3rd annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival and “BOOM & a Blast,” the convention for Pyrotechnics Guild International with four nights of insanely impressive public fireworks displays (on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday) the week of August 10-17. This event will truly be unlike anything you’ve ever experienced! The Jeep Festival is ty un Co r le Fireworks in But over Father’s Day weekend, June 14-16, with festival activities all three days (Jeep playground, off-road trails, Show ‘n Shine, history exhibit, Little Jeepers Playground and more), as well as a Jeep Invasion in downtown Butler Friday night, June 14. The streets will be lined with Jeeps of all shapes, sizes and colors.
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f you’re looking for some new fun, look no further than Butler County, just north of Pittsburgh! Our summer
festival line-up is bigger and better than ever, with several new events this year featuring fireworks like you’ve never seen, an event with a whole crew of chainsaw carvers, and unicyclists doing things most of us couldn’t even do on our feet. The festive and friendly atmosphere will leave your whole family smiling!
New Event! Pyrotechnics Guild International Convention — August 10-17 Imagine the Olympics of fireworks! The public is invited d tto four display nights (Aug. 11, 13, 14 and 16). $40 per car ca load, $35 presale.
New Event! Butler County Chainsaw Carving Invitational — May 10-12
Watch wood being transformed into spectacular carvings by some of the world’s top carvers including Butler’s own, Ken Tynan who was featured on Discovery Channel’s “Saw Dogs”!
3rd Annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival — June 14-16 Come home to the Birthplace of the Jeep® and start a new Father’s Day tradition jeepin’ with your family!
There’s plenty more to see and do in Butler County, Pennsylvania... just north of Pittsburgh. Call 866.856.8444 or explore www.VisitButlerCounty.com for travel information and a free Official Visitors Guide including maps, itineraries and a discount card! Scan the code to the right to see what else is happening here.
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15th Annual Regatta at Lake Arthur — August 3-4 The Regatta at Lake Arthur is an annual two-day event staged in the Pleasant Valley Beach area on Moraine State Park’s South Shore. The Regatta promotes Moraine State Park as a recreational destination for both tourists and residents and to increase awareness of the variety of opportunities available. Many of the Regatta events featured are participatory in nature. Visitors can try their hand at some of these activities under the guidance of a host of experienced outdoor folks.
www.VisitButlerCounty.com 65th Annual Butler Farm Show — August 5-10 This event showcases Butler County’s farming community. Farm-related activities include exhibits, demonstrations, animals and farm products. Don’t forget to check out the truck and tractor pulls, midway, music, entertainment and rides. For an additional charge, paddle boat and airplane rides are available.
Our Oldest Event! 158th Big Butler Fair — June 28-July 6 The Big Butler Fair is the largest fair in western PA and considered by many to be the best fair in the country. Year after year, families from all over Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York and West Virginia come to The Big Butler Fair to enjoy fireworks, the midway, games, demolition derbies, concerts, truck pulls, animals and more.
Unusual Event! 2013 National Unicycle Convention — July 21-27 Witness Basketball, Distance (10K, Marathon & Critirium), Flatland (a unique blend of Street and Freestyle), Freestyle (often compared to figure skating), Hockey, MUni (Mountain Unicycling), Street (often compared to skateboarding or BMX), Track & Field, and Trials (riders navigate over and around obstacles).
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August 1-4: Portersville Steam Show — a one-ofa-kind event with antique steam vehicles
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August 3-4: Regatta at Lake Arthur — with water, air and land activities at Moraine State Park August 5-10: 65th annual Butler Farm Show — a family tradition showcasing the farming community August 20-24: North Washington five nights of roping and riding
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The best way to experience Butler County is with an Official Visitors Guide. Not only will you find information on these events, but also itineraries, great stories, maps and a discount card. The Val-U-able Treasure discount card offers you savings at over 60 restaurants, shops, fun sites and accommodations. Don’t visit without one! Butler County’s most popular site, Moraine State Park, is the third-largest state park in Pennsylvania. It’s so enjoyable because of the more than 3,000-acre Lake Arthur. Just about any outdoor activity you can think of can happen at the park, and even some more unique ones you might not think of like disc golf, geocaching, stand-up paddle boarding and windsurfing. The North Country Trail, the nation’s longest National Scenic Trail, also runs through Windsurfing at the park. And, M or aine State Park Moraine has one of the top-ten most technical mountain bike trails in the WORLD. In addition to Moraine, there is plenty of other awesome greenspace! Jennings Environmental Education Center has the only protected prairie in the state. On July 20 is the first-ever Celebrate the Bloom! event which offers an opportunity to experience one of our region’s most unique natural resources — the blazing star prairie flower which blooms only in late July/early August. Savor a full day of activities, including walks, workshops, demonstrations and a culminating bonfire, plus local food, vendors and entertainment.
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Another great thing about a Butler County getaway is that it’s affordable. One, it’s not far from home. And two, there are some great freebies! Not only can you request free literature before you travel, but the Official Visitors Guide has a story on the top-ten fun freebies. Two great freebie ideas are the drive-it-yourself tours, Washington’s Trail and the Butler County Barn Trail. Follow in the footsteps of 21-year-old George Washington during his dangerous 1753 mission. The Washington’s Trail Brochure teaches you a lot of great history and outlines the scenic drive. page 24 >>
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The Barn Trail features 16 different barns along three routes; some are available for scheduled tours and each with its own unique history.
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Speaking of history, history buffs will find their place in Butler County, too. Many museums and historical societies preserve the region’s rich past. Be sure to check out the calendar ahead of time for neat hands-on and living history events. A must-see is the Maridon Museum, a museum of ancient Asian art and culture, also featuring German Meissen porcelain. It’s fascinating to imagine all of the items once in the home of one person, Mary Hulton Phillips, who gifted them to create the museum. You won’t find a museum like this anywhere else in the region! It’s truly New York City caliber. Something you won’t find in the city is camping — camping for those who don’t do so well in the outdoors and camping for those who are at peace sleeping under the stars. A wide variety of Family camping in accommodations are available from Butler County modern cabins to primitive tenting sites and even yurts. Most of the campgrounds offer special entertainment and activities for the whole family. If camping just isn’t for you, you’ll also find great hotels and cozy bed and breakfasts. A B&B stay might be just what you need to get away from work, from kids, from routines for a weekend. Then you could spend a day at the spa, or visiting the county’s award-winning wineries. Shop till you drop in the many unique shops sprinkled across quaint, small towns. Antiques, décor, clothes and gifts are just a few of the things you’ll find. One-of-a-kind items are also available such as alpaca products and Butler County-made foods. You can even get down on the farm by visiting an alpaca farm or staying at a farm bed and breakfast. For a totally different travel activity, sign up for a Blue Ribbon Experience with Tack Operator Training. Dig for fun with an excavator, bulldozer, skid steer, compact excavator or backhoe. An experienced instructor will work with you the whole way. Anyone can do it — men, women, doctors, nuns, athletes, stay-at-home moms — anyone! Saying Butler County has a little something for everyone sounds cliché, but it’s true! Agritourism, arts, culture, fairs, festivals, family fun, dining, golfing, history, great outdoors, shopping, events, quirky sites, wineries, museums, parks, and the list goes on! One of the best parts is how easily accessible Butler County is. Routes 8, 19 and 422 run through the county, as well as I-79, I-80 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. So request your free literature at www.VisitButlerCounty.com and plan your summer getaway today!
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elcome to Streetsboro — Northeast Ohio’s Best Vacation Value! Streetsboro offers something for everyone year round! Streetsboro is located directly off the Ohio Turnpike (I-80), exit 187, and is within minutes of Akron, Canton, Cleveland and Youngstown. Streetsboro is the ideal location for a relaxing vacation, sentimental reunion, memorable get-away or productive business trip. We provide exceptional and budget-friendly accommodations at the 9 hotels and 2 campgrounds, and delicious dining options at over 40 restaurants. We also feature over 60 nearby attractions, including many of the area’s best attractions!
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SWEGO COUNTY, NY – Named for an Iroquois word meaning “the place of the pouring out,” Oswego County is rich in history and natural beauty. The area is located on the southern shore of Lake Ontario, with easy access to I-81 and I-90, and is perfect for a weekend get-away.
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The city of Oswego is the oldest freshwater port in the U.S. and retains many of its old stately homes and lovely waterfront parks. Eclectic shops, fine restaurants, waterfront accommodations, and museums add to Oswego’s historic atmosphere.
Oswego celebrates its rich heritage with Harborfest, July 25-28, 2013. www.oswegoharborfest.com. Parks are filled with free concerts and children’s activities. The annual festival culminates with a spectacular fireworks display by the world-famous Grucci Brothers over Oswego Harbor.
Fantastic ﬁshing, all year round Beautiful sandy beaches Spectacular birding Intriguing museums & historic sites Thousands of campsites Affordable accommodations Scan QR code with your smart phone to access our calendar of events!
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Oswego County waters hold claim to 10 world and state record fish, including a 47-lb. Chinook from the legendary Salmon River. Summer is trout and salmon season on Lake
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More than 20 museums and historic sites are dedicated to preserving the area’s rich history spanning the French and Indian, Revolutionary, and War of 1812 and Underground Railroad periods. Friendly towns and villages A charter fishing trip bustle with County waters of L on the Oswego ake Ontario family festivals, outdoor concerts, farmers’ markets, restaurants, and quaint shops. A variety of affordable accommodations are available. Park your RV at one of 4,000 campsites, pitch your tent along Great Lake Ontario – or settle in at a rustic fishing lodge, scenic riverfront hotel, or luxurious bed and breakfast. Legendary fishing, exciting auto racing, sandy beaches, unique festivals, and spectacular sunsets make Oswego County an ideal vacation spot for families and outdoor lovers! For events and visitor information, go to www.visitoswegocounty.com or call 1-800-248-4FUN.
Looking for Family Fun in the Mountains? Look no further than Elkins, WV!
ust a short drive from Pittsburgh, you’ll find fun activities in Elkins, WV, that will thrill the whole family. The American Mountain Theater and the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad combine to create ‘miles of smiles’ and ‘loads of laughs’ that result in memories to last a lifetime. Mountain Rail Adventures are available to suit travelers of all sorts and ages, while the award-winning AMT offerings include shows that entertain ages 2 to 102.
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Thousands of acres of public lands offer space for swimming, paddling, hiking, and cycling. Two of the most popular are the spectacular 110-foot Salmon River Falls and Selkirk Shores State Park on Lake Ontario.
This year’s AMT season premiered April 5. The music & comedy variety show brings outstanding vocals, slapstick comedy and hysterical impersonations to the stage. Performances run through the end of October. All performances take place in AMT’s comfortable 527-seat theater in the heart of Randolph County. Known as “The Freshest Sound in the Mountains,” the theater, now in its sixth year, has brought home four statewide awards from the WV Division of Tourism. A venue that can be discounted by a younger age group, promises to entertain no matter what age you may be. Former skeptic, 13-year old Lakota Campbell from New Jersey said, “When I heard about it I thought it was going to be very stupid and lame. But man was I wrong!! It was so much fun. Great entertainment and I would love to go back any time I can!!!!” It’s conveniently located in downtown Elkins and shares space in the Historic Railyard with the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad.
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The railroad offers multiple excursion options to experience the beautiful scenery of West Virginia. The Cheat Mountain Salamander, for example, takes you through some of the wildest mountain wilderness you will ever experience, and the Durbin Rocket, operated from the Durbin, page 28 >>
TRAVELING BY PLANE: YOU MIGHT THINK YOU GOT THE LOW-DOWN ON FLYING, BUT BEFORE YOU BOARD THE PLANE, CHECK OUT THESE TIPS.
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Do a quick bag check to make sure nothing sharp was packed and your electronics are in order before going into the airport. That will help you get through security faster. Bring along items such as headphones, neck pillows and comfy shoes; these will help make your plane ride more satisfying. Set your suitcase apart from everyone else’s. No one likes sitting at baggage claim after a long flight sorting through luggage. If you can’t buy luggage in an unusual color or pattern to help distinguish it from the rest, consider adding a distinctive colorful tag or other marker. Before booking any overseas flights, make sure you
double-check document requirements for any foreign countries you hope to visit. Some countries require either a visa and/or passports for entry. Each country is different, so make sure you get the info ahead of time.
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WV depot, allows you to experience a rare operating steam locomotive — Old No. 3 is one of only three operating Climax geared logging locomotives on earth. Looking for a special overnight adventure? Camp in one of two refurbished original Wabash RR “castaway cabooses” where the only thing you’re likely to hear are the rushing waters of the Greenbrier River. If you’re interested in a truly special dining Camping in Elkins , WV experience, try the Mountain Explorer Dinner Train, while the New Tygart Flyer features two mountain grades, an “S” curve tunnel, and a trip to the pristine “High Falls of Cheat,” an 18-foot high waterfall in the West Virginia wilderness.
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Christmas is a special time to visit Elkins, as well. AMT and the railroad offer special seasonal options that have become a tradition for so many families.
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The extremely popular POLAR EXPRESS is sure to sell out early. Officially licensed through Warner Brothers, this ride is based on the holiday feature film and beloved book by Chris Van Allsburg. Pajama-clad passengers relive the magical story of an unforgettable ride to the North Pole. THE POLAR EXPRESS in 2013 will include 50 departure dates in November and December, all featuring hot chocolate and a special appearance by Santa.
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AMT’s Christmas Spectacular sets the stage for a magical night of holiday memories, and pairs perfectly with your trip on THE POLAR EXPRESS. Visit www.americanmtntheater.com or call 888-943-4743 to get the full theater schedule and find out about family vacation package options. For more information on scenic train rides, call 866-882-6507 or visit www.Mtn-Rail.com.
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Visit Clearfield County
pring into the backwoods, backroads, and backwaters of Clearfield County. Enjoy 102 miles of clean water, pure air and an ecosystem unlike nowhere else. Explore miles of protected streams where brook trout dance on the water, lakes that are streaming with bass and walleye and rivers with plenty of room for fly fishing, and see why anglers from across the USA trek here year round.
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Spring is the perfect time for those looking for more of a river adventure. Bring your kayak/canoe and enjoy the various skill levels of the West Branch of the Susquehanna River or paddle one of our lakes and enjoy breathtaking scenic views. page 30 >>
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Treasure Lake Golf Courses Treasure Lakes features two USGA-rated, 18 hole golf courses open to the public.
CCayman Campground and Cottagess The rustic cottages at Cayman Landing provide on-site accommodations, year round, for visitors.
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Aaronel deRoy Gruber: Art(ist) in Motion March 9 - June 2, 2013
You will be mesmerized as you watch how graceful a blue heron is as it snatches up a perch from the waters, or watch a bald eagle soaring across the skies. Sit back and enjoy the summer sounds of the songbirds. Enjoy Birding in Clearfield County backwoods all year long. This is a perfect time of year to explore the county with your GPS. The Clearfield County Geotrail highlights area waterways as we kick off the third leg of the Geotrail. Let Visit Clearfield County help you plan your weekend away from home. Visit our website www.VisitClearfieldCounty. org for road trips, coupons and the perfect place to spend the night. Like us on Facebook to share your backwoods, backroads, and backwaters experience.
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n view now at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art is Aaronel deRoy Gruber: Art(ist) in Motion This brightly-colored exhibition highlights one of Pittsburgh’s own and is on view now through Sunday, June 2, 2013. Aaronel deRoy Gruber, a prominent Pittsburgh artist, turned to making sculpture in the early 1960s at the urging of fellow artist, David Smith. page 32 >>
TRAVELING WITH PETS: TRAVELING WITH PETS THIS SUMMER? MAKE SURE THEY ARE WELL TAKEN CARE OF AND PROBLEM-FREE WITH THESE TIPS.
We all love our pets, but there’s much more to keeping your furry friend safe and happy than just opening the car door. First off, before a road trip, it’s good for your pet to go
to the vet to make sure they are in good health. Some animals get very anxious when they are in the car, so talk with your veterinarian to see if there are sedatives available. Your pet should also wear a reliable collar with your address and telephone number on it for emergencies. It’s usually a good idea to harness or otherwise restrain your dog when riding in the car. You’ll be less distracted and it will also prevent the animal from getting hurt if you have to stop suddenly. Since some pets get motion sickness in the car, give them a small snack, preferably high in protein.
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This exhibition highlights the artist’s sculpture exploration, from welded steel and formed aluminum to shaping Plexiglas into colorful vacuum-formed pieces that are both illuminated and motorized. Gruber embarked on her more than six-decade career working in two dimensions on canvas that quickly evolved into three-dimensional shaped canvases. It was a natural evolution for the artist whose inquisitive nature led her to continually adapt her medium and working method from painting to sculpture, from photography to video over the course of her career.
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The Westmoreland is currently working with Ennead Architects of New York City and LaQuatra Bonci Landscape of Pittsburgh to create a new museum experience with an architecturally significant new wing, renovation of the existing building and a complete re-design of the grounds. This Expansion and Renovation Project is scheduled to begin in late summer 2013. For more information, visit www.wmuseumaa.org.
Take a Trip to Splash Lagoon
plash Lagoon located in Erie, Pennsylvania, is a unique all-inclusive resort featuring first-class entertainment, accommodations, restaurants and more.
Set in a tropical 84-degree Polynesian atmosphere, Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park features the latest and most exciting rides in the water-park industry today. Riders swirl and speed page 34 >>
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down slides, test their skills in adventure bay, get drenched under the 1,000-gallon tipping bucket, climb the 5-story tiki tree house, relax in the lazy river, unwind in family Whirlpools and toddlers can enjoy the zero-depth-entry activity pool and variety of water activity areas. Splash Lagoon’s newest and most popular water attraction, Wild Waters Wave Pool, is the largest indoor wave pool in the Eastern United States. With water fun for all ages, guests can enjoy the 200,000-gallon wave pool with six different wave patterns that reach a maximum height of 5 feet.
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Visit Treasure Island Arcade with over 125 state-of-the-art games. Adults can sip their favorite drinks while kids enjoy fruity refreshments in the Tiki Hut. When the surf goes out and great food is what you are hungry for, head into Laguna Grill, or be tempted to stop in the Sweet Shoppe. A large 3,000-square-foot private party room is available for birthday parties, corporate meetings or teambuilding events. The Surf Shop offers specialty merchandise and also local gift items. Adjacent to the Indoor Water Park is Lazer Tag Arena offering visitors an exciting entertainment option. Players experience all-new futuristic obstacles, 3-D graphics and earthshaking sounds. Lazer Tag Arena is a great way to end an exhilarating and action-packed day. All Splash Stay and Play packages include overnight accommodations at one of our award-winning hotels, breakfast in the morning, along with admission to Splash Lagoon indoor water park where it is always 84 degrees from noon the day you check in until close of the park the day you check out. That’s two days for the price of one!
The Pro Football Hall of Fame, America’s Premier Sports Museum and Showplace
ore than 21,000 men have played pro football. Less than 300 have been awarded the highest honor of the game — to be immortalized as a football legend with a bronze bust displayed within the hallowed halls of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Gridiron legends cast in bronze
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have set the gold standard among sports destinations. Walk among the immortals of the game in an interactive experience like no other. The Hall of Fame brings to life pro football past and present through dynamic interactive exhibits. Priceless artifacts and documents and exciting film footage provide every visitor a unique and exciting experience. As part of its year-long 50th-anniversary celebration, the Hall of Fame has undergone the largest expansion and renovation in its history. The $27 million project includes the new Ralph Wilson Jr. Pro Football Research & Preservation wing, additional event space, exciting new exhibit galleries and an expanded Hall of Fame Store. In total, the Hall of Fame has grown more than 32,000 square feet and boasts new state-of-the-art exhibits that give visitors an even greater interactive experience. As a part of the year-long anniversary celebration, the 2013 Enshrinement Festival will include a Golden Anniversary Reunion. As many as 130 Hall of Fame legends are expected to page 36 >>
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Even if you don’t normally let your children play with electronics or watch television, now is the time to make exceptions. Take advantage of the technology you have access to, if not for your own sanity, then for those around you on your trip.
Make sure you buy car chargers for all of their electronic devices. If you keep the children plugged in as much as possible, it gives you more time to enjoy the music you want to listen to instead of listening to sing-a-longs for 10 hours straight.
Bring new books and toys, so you can read them stories that they’ve never heard before, or so they can play with new games that will hold their attention longer than familiar toys. While it is easy to remember to pack spare clothes for the kids, don’t forget a change of clothes for yourself, just in case someone gets sick.
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attend this year’s Enshrinement Ceremony on Saturday, August 3. The 2013 Class of Enshrinees consists of: guard/tackle Larry Allen, wide receiver Cris Carter, defensive tackle Curley Culp, tackle Jonathan Ogden, coach Bill Parcells, linebacker Dave Robinson, and defensive tackle Warren Sapp.
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The Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins will kick off the 2013 preseason in the Annual NFL/Hall of Fame Game on Sunday, Aug. 4. This year, the Pro Football Hall of Fame is partnering with NFL On Location, the League’s event experience and hospitality source, to offer exclusive fan packages to the 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival and Golden Anniversary Celebration. The all-inclusive event experience fan packages include exclusive opportunities such as VIP seating at the Enshrinement Ceremony. Visit Profootballhof.com or call 330-456-8207.
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Welcome to Ashtabula County ... Our Lake Awaits
ith thirty miles of Lake Erie shoreline, eighteen picturesque covered bridges including America’s longest (spanning 613 feet) and shortest (a mere 18 feet) and the largest grape-growing region in the State of Ohio, we have a lot to offer on your next vacation. Experience street festivals in our historic downtowns, take a stroll in our Metroparks or cast your line for a record steelhead trout in one of our two Wild and Scenic Rivers. Perched atop the remnants of glacial beaches, and covered with vines planted over generations, the Lake Erie and Grand River Valley growing regions are second to none. Ashtabula County is home to a microclimate which grows 65 percent of all grapes in Ohio! Rolling hills lined with Viniferas and French/ American Hybrids give this unique growing region the feel of Napa Valley. Enjoy a glass of wine at our lakefront wineries: The Old Firehouse Winery with live entertainment seven days a week and The Lakehouse Inn Winery while watching a spectacular Lake Erie sunset. Take a stroll through Ohio’s first Summer Resort, Genevaon-the-Lake. Where the nostalgia of an old-fashioned resort
meets the fun of a lakefront getaway. With relaxing and cooling Lake Erie breezes, beautiful sunsets and a laid-back atmosphere, the resort town offers something for everyone. Enjoy one of our three public parks or the 18-hole public golf course, marina and the infamous mile-long entertainment strip. Take a spin on a go-cart, climb The Wall, ride a bumper boat or merry-go-round at the premier family entertainment center, Adventure Zone.
Allegheny National Forest Region is TRAIL CENTRAL
Tour our rolling landscape along country roads and immerse yourself in our Western Reserve Architecture and Midwestern Charm. Be sure to make a stop in the lakeshore community of Conneaut. With the largest beach in Ashtabula County, a lighthouse, birding platform, Township Park, marina with public boat launch, and World-class trout, perch and walleye fishing, there’s plenty for all to enjoy. Conneaut is also home to four wineries and several covered bridges.
Bring the Family Enjoy the great outdoors. Over 600 miles of hiking & biking trails. Camping, Cabins & Lodges
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Mark your calendars for the Lake Erie Wine Festival June 22 & 23 in Geneva-on-the-Lake, Conneaut’s Fourth of July festival July 4-7, Vintage Ohio Wine Festival Aug. 2 & 3, & Celtic Feis at Old Firehouse Winery Aug. 24 & 25. Kick back and enjoy a week-long vacation in one of our lakeshore cottages, State Park lakeshore Lodge, finely appointed B&Bs or at one of our seventeen campgrounds. Family gatherings along Lake Erie’s southern shoreline are a pastime enjoyed by many. With cool lake breezes, and plenty to do for all ages, Ashtabula County is a great place to connect with family and friends. Make sure you pack your cameras for your trip to Ashtabula County … Our Lake Awaits! VisitAshtabulaCounty.com
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oin us as Erie celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie/War of 1812! Upcoming Perry 200 Commemoration events include Grand Patriotic Parade (May 25), Spirit of Erie Pageant (June 25-30) and Tall Ships Festival (Sept 5-8). Erie, Pennsylvaniaâ€™s ONLY Great Lakes Port City, is on beautiful Presque Isle Bay, surrounded by a seven-mile peninsula. Erie offers cultural and entertainment options ranging from theatrical performances and professional sports to wineries, shopping, golfing, fishing, comedy club, museums, dinner
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Discover The Highlands at Canaan Valley Resort State Park
anaan Valley Resort State Park, a four-season West Virginia destination, is located on over 6,000 acres in the Allegheny Mountains in eastern Tucker County — the highest mountain valley east of the Rocky Mountains. Accommodations at the resort include hotel lodging, cabin/ cottage rentals, and campground sites. The resort offers various seasonal recreation activities including: 18-hole championship golf course, swimming pools, hiking/biking trails, and more. The area receives an average 180 inches ls at of natural snow. Biking on the trai tate Park ort S Winter activities Canaan Valley Res include: skiing, snowboarding, tubing, ice skating, and airboarding.
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he magic charm that attracts so many to the Santee Cooper Country region is the outdoors. Whether it is fishing, golfing, pleasure boating, canoeing, camping, hiking, hunting, gardening, bird watching, or just enjoying the outdoors from your deck or front porch in your favorite rocking chair, Santee Cooper Country has so much to offer. Golfing is big and continues to grow in the lakes region, with 10 courses located on or within 10 minutes of the lakeshore. Thanks to a lot of good weather, golfing is a year-round pastime in Santee Cooper Country.
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